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Fresh Events This Week
3e Open House, Jan 22
All ages. 3e International School will host a series of Open House sessions for prospective Nursery (2 years old) to Kindergarten (6 years old) families to visit and tour 3e’s Lido campus. Families are invited to learn and ask questions of their experienced leadership and admissions team members to understand more about 3e’s dual-immersion bilingual program. Each Open House session will provide the opportunity to meet the Principal and Director of Research and Curriculum, listen to an informative overview of the 3e program and philosophy, tour classrooms and facilities, and discuss Admissions procedures. Free. 9.30-11am. Contact 64373344 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration. 3e International School.
MOPS session: Free from Worry, Jan 22
Adults. Join Beijing International Christian Fellowship for a MOPS session as Life Coach Carnisa Berry shares with us Five Steps to Overcome Worry. Carnisa is the founder of Berry Thoughtful Life Coaching, where she helps her clients realize that their dreams are just a thought away. She earned her Life Coaching Certification from World Coach Institute. Free. 10am-noon. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Beijing International Christian Fellowship.
Movement and Meditation for Health and Wellness, Jan 23
Adults. Join Dafutang to practice Eight Pieces of Brocade and Raising Qi. These sets of simple movements are designed to move the Qi freely in the acupuncture channels and internal organs. Simple to do and highly effective for stress, pain, insomnia and other ailments. RMB 80. 12.30-1.30pm. Contact Shelley Ochs with any questions 134 3938 6197 (also WeChat). Dafutang Chinese Medicine Center.
Atelier CNY Art Workshops, starts from Jan 29
Aged 5+. Atelier Fablab offers three brand new workshops for the Chinese New Year Holidays. Workshop 1: Build your city: discover urban design thinking and create the model of a city in larger scale; Workshop 2: Van Gogh: each day the students will discover one topic related to masterpieces Van Gogh created; Workshop 3: Sculpture Masterclass: look at sculpting through the ages, and across some wildly different styles. RMB 1,800-2,000. 10am-4pm. Follow WeChat Atelierartschool for more information. Atelier Sanlitun.
Fun for the Weekend
Kids Storytelling @ Bookworm, Jan 27
Aged 4-7. Come to the Bookworm to discover the joy of storytelling at the Bookworm with Karin, followed by craft and a cup of hot chocolate for little ones. Story to be shared: What the Ladybird Heard. Each session will host 15 children maximum. RMB 80. 10.30-11.30am. Check out https://yoopay.cn/event/38398257%20%20 for registration. The Bookworm.
Fresh Events Next Week
We Matter: HPV Education, Jan 31
Adults. “When you educate a man, you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a generation.” Take control of your sexual health with this Oasis Health workshop at the Bookworm. Learn more about HPV in this English-language event. HPV is one of the most common STDs; learn how to get tested for it and how to prevent it if you don’t. RMB 50. 6-9pm. For more information or to buy tickets, visit: https://yoopay.cn/event/46843339. The Bookworm.
Photography Workshops for Beginners, Jan 31
Basic photography workshops for Beginners at Moka Bros. The class will include: composition, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and exposure, camera handling. Help you get to know how to take pictures in manual mode and understand the basic concepts. RMB 600. 11am-3pm. Contact WeChat : @prissbaxter or 131 2470 7430 for more information. Moka Bros Sanlitun.
BSB Shunyi Open Day, Feb 1
All ages. Come and see the British School of Beijing Shunyi campus in action. Take a tour and visit their Primary, German Primary and Secondary classrooms to see teaching and learning taking place. Talk to their teachers and learn about their curriculum, music and sports programmes. See their sports dome and other facilities too. Free. 9-11am. Contact 80473558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The British School of Beijing Shunyi Campus.
YCIS Beijing Open Day, Feb 1
All ages. Join the Open Day on the Yew Chung International School of Beijing campus to meet Co-Principals, Noel Thomas and Christine Xu, and to learn more about their school’s unique education model. Parents will have the opportunity to see the exciting changes that are happening all across their campus and visit their newly renovated Learning Communities. Free. 9am-noon. Contact 8585 1825 or email@example.com for more information. Yew Chung International School of Beijing.
ICVS “Departing from China with Pets” FREE Information Session, Feb 1
Adults. ICVS pet relocation experts will share step-by-step instructions on the newest 2018 exit process, winter blackout periods on pet travel, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing, and other requirements to help you prepare for a smooth departure from China and an easy entry to your next destination country. ICVS pet relocation experts will help you make a plan for departure even if you may be considering multiple potential countries and do not have a clear departure date. Newest PRC Quarantine Bureau requirements affecting EU pet import will be shared. Prepare early to take pets overseas! Free. 11am-12.30pm. Contact 8456-1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. International Center for Veterinary Services.
ISB Middle School/High School Open House, Feb 2
All ages. The International School of Beijing invites prospective parents and students of middle school (Grades 6-8) and high school (Grades 9-12) to come and learn about ISB’s challenging curriculum and innovative teaching practices. Meet their new Head of School, Mr. Patrick Hurworth, learn more about their high school and college guidance programs, and hear first-hand accounts from their student panel. An in-depth presentation from their middle school principal will follow the high school program. Families will also have the opportunity to tour following each divisional discussion. Free. 8.45am-noon. Contact 8149 2345 (ext 1047) or email@example.com for more information.
FamilyLife Information Session, Feb 2
Adults. Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them whether difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges. Find out what over three million couples worldwide have experienced at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember®. It’s your turn to make a great marriage happen. RMB 600 (couple), RMB 300 (individual). 7-9.15pm. Please contact Suzy Brown at 185 1865 4744 for more information. Yosemite Hotel.
BSB Sanlitun’s Chinese New Year Temple Fair, Feb 4
All ages. Come and join British School of Beijing, Sanlitun to celebrate the coming Year of Dog. The Temple Fair will have craftspeople demonstrating their traditional craft-making skills, as well as vendors selling a range of Chinese products. There will be crafts for children to participate in, and Chinese New Year performances including the traditional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and a Kung Fu performance. Free. 11am-2pm. Please contact 8532 3088 for more information. British School of Beijing, Sanlitun.
Riviera Bazaar, Feb 4
All ages. Riviera’s good old Sunday market will be in full swing again with the usual amazing selection of local products. With a range of vendors from fashion and household good to delicious foods and beverage you will be overwhelmed with choice. Bring the whole family and enjoy! Free. All day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. East Lake Villa Clubhouse Lobby.
BSB Shunyi Baby and Toddler Group, until March 2
All ages. Families with little ones ages 1-18 months can come to meet other expat families, enjoy playing with age-appropriate toys, creating seasonal crafts, singing, actions and lots more. Drinks and snacks provided. (Open to foreign passport holders only). Free. 9-10.30am. RSVP to www.bsbshunyi.com/BabyGroup as spaces are limited. Contact 8047 3588 or email@example.com for more information. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi.
Flips & Kicks Plus: Gymnastics Classes at ISB (Monday evenings), until June 11
Aged 5+. Gymnastics classes for 5-plus years old. Come join International School of Beijing for gymnastics classes, to learn new skills, have fun, make new friends, and stay active! Classes taught in English by qualified international staff. Great foundation for all sports, helping create a love of sport that lasts a lifetime. Students from Western Academy of Beijing receive 10 percent discount. RMB 2,340. 9am-7.25pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1371846 2044 or 158 1068 6744 for more information and registration. International School of Beijing.
Daddy and Me Time at Little Park, every 2nd and 4th Saturday
All ages. Little Park has a playgroup called Busy Hands each Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month this playgroup has a Daddy&Me session, which highlights the importance of father and child development. It opens an opportunity to seek support from other fathers, and gives mommy the morning off. To make the morning even more enjoyable, Deli de Luxe offers a free coffee for the moms taking some time for themselves. RMB 120. 10am-noon. Please contact Nina (WeChat ID: Nina_32kids) for more information. Little Park.
Spring Camp @Kerry Sports with Flips & Kicks Plus, Jan 29-Feb 23
Aged 4-12. Adventure Zone’s Spring Camp continues to engage your child to stay active and engaged. Let them learn new skills with fun activities such as gymnastics, martial arts, swimming, and sword choreo guided by English-speaking expert coaches. The classes are divided into two age groups: Group A 4-7 years old and Group B 8-12 years old. RMB 3,200 per week for a half day, RMB 4,500 per week for a whole day (Adventure Zone and Kerry Sports members get 10 percent off). 9am-2.30pm. For more information or to book your camp, please call 8565 2460, or email email@example.com. Kerry Sports.
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